, Volume 14, Issue 5, pp 435-439
Date: 09 Jul 2011

Bio-socio-demographic factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder in a sample of postpartum Brazilian women

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is common among women. In the postpartum period, the prevalence is between 1% and 6%. The present study investigated PTSD in a sample of 400 Brazilian women between 2 and 26 weeks postpartum using the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview and found a frequency of 5.3%. The factors associated with the occurrence of PTSD were low purchasing power, a history of psychiatric disorders, clinical disease, and the infant having experienced some complication